Aug 15, 2007

An Independence Day with a difference




Have you ever tried going back to your high-school for Independence day celebrations ? I did that today..Was lazing at home for the last couple of days.. So, just thought of going to my School ( N.S.S High School Calicut ) for independence day.. And it was a different experience..Standing near the school assembly,hearing the band set, national anthem etc..Phew...It has been 9 years since I passed out of this institution ( 98 SSLC batch ).. And when you go back to such a place , nostalgia will strike you quite heavy..I go there once in a while,but this trip was special.. Some of the teachers who taught me are still there..One of my classmates is a teacher there now..It was quite nostalgic when teachers recollect the experiences they had with us.. It seems they too miss us sometimes. :) ..

There was nothing extraordinary about this school..But yet, it is quite special to me..Its a school which gave me lot of freedom..I remember one of the prime activities during my 9th and 10th was going through the newspapers every morning, getting info about all the quiz programs in city and going for those ( Calicut has a very vibrant quizzing circuit ) and ofcourse, bunking classes for those :) . . And NSS formed a crack-team during those days along with Silver-hills, Central school etc . Those days were really great ...I'm quite different from what I used to be during those days..My ideals, my principles , my vision..all are different now.. But yet, the school still attracts me a lot ...

The school also reminded me of my adolescent crushes.. The 'discussions' we friends used to have ( ofcourse about the gals :) )-- Yeah , we were quite naughty during those days.. Among our classmates, we had a guy whom all of us used to make fun because of his 'ignorance' in those matters..But, apparently he 'invested' his time very well during engineering college..He got married 3 months before :) and we 'scholars' are still single ( and eligible :P ) .. In this connection, check out this article by Jiby about his Loyola days..Somewhat filmy & funny :) . It would remind many of you the 'games' you played during your school days.
Guys,gals ..Do make trips to your school on such occasions .. These things are really nostalgic :) .

Ajith

18 comments:

Rahul Rad said...

I have been wanting to go to the annual day function at school for so long now... it used to be so much fun when I could do that while still at NITC....

Cuckoo said...

I could not make the trip to my school, it being far away where I stay now but did remember my Independence Day.

Narayanan said...

Wow great Ajith!
Yeah, I envy you of getting those nostalgic experiences, as I am myself a nostalgic person; an I too quite had a similar school life in Govt Model Boys High SChool.

One of my favurite nostalgic fantasies is to go back and attend those Biology and Chemistry classes in tenth std; of course , they shud be taken by the same teacher. But I guess thats quite impossible now as my Chemistry teacher has retired and, i guess, my Biology teacher has become Headmistress in some other school...

Oru vattom koodiyen ormakal meyyunna...

Reliving the past...one of my greatest fantasies

Nags said...

wow its such a great idea to revisit one's school over ind day. never thot of that! then again, never at home at this time of the year :( sigh..

rk said...

hi ajith,
wonderful post. what a coincidence that i too visited my school y'day (with my 2-yr old son).
was really wonderful.
have written about it in my latest post. (plz read it in leisure)

http://bellurramki18.wordpress.com/2007/08/16/15-august-2007-was-a-lovely-day/

you have a great blog here.
best wishes and regards
rk

nikku said...

nice post buddy...feeling nostalgic after reading that post..miss those days..especially bunking classes for quizzes..n also toffee distribution to the class next day ;)...n teasing that 'ignorant' guy..my singing talent..all those stuffs.. 9 years :(..yeah a lot changed..

Serendipity said...

I have gone for reunions etc but not during independence day and all. will try something like that next time :)

Prashant said...

Good way to celebrate the day

Smiles ;)

Paro said...

nice way to celebrate independence day...:) its always great to get back to school...miss those days real badly ... :(

jakethesnake said...

yeah man , must be great fun.Independence day is always such a huge event in any school,miss all that fun a lot.

Ajith said...

@rahul -- Try it next yr man..Teachers would love that

@cuckoo -- That was even better :) Way to go

@narayanan - Even I'd love that..Physics and Chemistry classes..

@nags -- Make it next yr :)

@rk -- Oh..Even I'd love that. May be some yrs later :)

@nikhil -- Yeah, your singing talent go me into some trouble those days :D

@prashant -- Thank you :)

@serendipity -- Yeah, definitely try that next yr :)

@paro -- Presentation would give you a warm welcome :) Do go there next yr ;)

@jakes -- Visit next yr man..:) We'll be able to get back atleast some of that fun..

Vinay said...

May be we should all plan a trip to NITC, what say ? Apart from meeting the faculty, we could just have a gala time in Kutts and the city, ofcourse. It's been 3 yrs since I visited college.

Ajith said...

@vinay -- Game for it :) maybe during Ragam / Tathva ?

Paro said...

i go to ma school so oft that am bound to be affected with pangs of nostalgia for a week at a time...n i have been so frequent a visitor to school that people over there are almost fed up ;)

Ajith said...

@paro -- Oh..thats nice :) Few people are that close to school :)

Flyaway Mind said...

that was a wonderful thing to do..i remember the independence day parades at school & the grand speeches that used to inspire me..as u said, ya, it all seems a long way back & we all have changed.. and i remember one more attraction of the day was the 'lolipop' they used to distribute to all students :D

Ajith said...

@flyaway mind -- lolipops would be too good :) I too got lot of sweets this time from teachers :)

Ajith said...

nice one